Issue No. 4 - July 27, 2009
To: Fans, Friends, Alumni, and supporters of Oakland University Athletics
We are all pretty excited about the upcoming 2009-10 seasons. With men's and women's basketball players on campus already taking summer classes, and most of our student-athletes reporting for preseason in mid-August, the athletic department prepares for another successful year.
As we begin a new academic and athletic season, I want to take this opportunity to thank the more than 800 alumni and friends of Athletics that made gifts to the Golden Grizzlies Athletic Fund last year. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and is critical to the success of our talented student-athletes. Private support has become an increasingly important resource as we strive to produce Graduates and Champions for the University. The creation of two endowed athletic scholarship funds highlighted the year and will help us significantly in recruiting and retaining future Golden Grizzlies. We are pleased to recognize these and other donors in the upcoming Annual Report in August. There you will see the individual and team accomplishments, academically and athletically, made possible with your support. I hope that you take a moment to celebrate and share in our success.
26th Annual Golden Grizzlies Golf Classic
The 2009-10 Grizz Gang T-Shirt Design Contest
One first-place winner will be selected from among all contest entries and will receive a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble, will be recognized at the 2009 Midnite Madnezz event on Friday, October 16, a complimentary Grizz Gang t-shirt. Please click here for additional information.
Ticket Packages Now Available for 2009 OU Soccer at Ultimate Soccer Arena
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I also encourage you to share this letter with any OU fan that may not have access to the internet. Our mission is to inform and engage as many Golden Grizzlies supporters as we possibly can.
I want to thank you for your continued support of Oakland University athletics as we move forward with our vision for excellence.